In response to recent questions, the Central Power Plant expansion timeline has not changed since it was announced in October 2018. The project, which will significantly reduce U-M's greenhouse gas emissions, is expected to be completed winter 2021.
The university has engaged the U-M community, as well as the local community, on this project and its progress since it was first introduced as one of the recommendations from a committee – comprising students, faculty and staff – in October 2015.
Since that time, there have been numerous stories in the University Record, as well as the Michigan Daily and MLive; opportunities for public comment on the project during the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s air permit process; numerous public tours of the Central Power Plant as well as U-M hosted community meetings on the project in October 2017 and November 2018.
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